The glow worm, Arachnocampa luminosa, is unique to New Zealand. Geological and volcanic activity has created around 300 known limestone caves in the Waitomo region over the last 30 million years. The limestone formations in the Glowworm Caves were formed when the region was still under the ocean about 30 million years ago. The limestone is composed of fossilized corals, sea shells, fish skeletons, and many small marine organisms on the sea beds. Over millions of years, these fossilized rocks have Waitomo Glowworm Caves are a must see for any traveler. Enjoy the world famous boat ride under thousands of magical glowworms and become a part of over 120 years of cultural and natural history.
Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park
Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park has been a favourite destination since 1932. Spread over 22 acres of parkland, Rainbow Springs offers a truly unique experience, and is a must-see for anyone who wants to get to know New Zealand’s wonderful environment and animals, both during the day and at night. One such location is Rainbow Springs Nature Park where you can reflect while watching trout going about their lives in large pools, check out a number of native birds - including kiwis - and walk along ferny paths and among giant redwood trees.
Agrodome Sheep Show Rotorua
The world-famous and live Sheep Show at the Agrodome is an exciting and informative insight into agriculture in New Zealand. See 19 sheep breeds walk the stage, Sheep shearing, Sheepdog demonstrations, Opportunity to hand-milk a cow on stage, lamb feeding and an exciting sheep auction. Audience participation is a major part of the show.